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- Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 54.99
In the twenty years that followed the Arab-Israeli war of 1948, 800,000 Jews left their homes in Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Morocco, and several other Arab countries. Although the causes of this exodus varied, restrictive governmental measures and an outburst of anti-Semitic feeling during and after the war were major factors. Some of these... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95
In the wake of the Ottoman Empire?s nineteenth-century reforms, as guilds waned and new professions emerged, the scholarly ?estate? underwent social differentiation. Some found employment in the state?s new institutions as translators, teachers and editors, whilst others resisted civil servant status. Gradually, the scholar morphed into the public... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 13.50
A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction of 2011 title From a State Department insider, the first account of our blundering efforts to rebuild Iraq?a shocking and rollicking true-life tale of Americans abroad Charged with rebuilding Iraq, would you spend taxpayer money on a sports mural in Baghdad's most dangerous neighborhood to promote reconciliation... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.95
America?s engagement with the Arab world stretches back far beyond the Iraq wars. According to Milton Viorst, the current conflict is simply the latest round in a 1,400-year struggle between Christianity and Islam, in which the United States became a participant only in the last century. Today, the Bush Doctrine aims to free the Arab peoples from... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2007; US$ 4.99
The book is about the history of the Jewish people and the reinstatement of the State of Israel. The author gives a detailed eye-witness description of the obliteration of Jerusalem. Not only does the writer describe about the hatred that existed between the Jews and the other people of the Middle East, he also presents an implicit explication of the... more...
- Stanford University Press 2007; US$ 24.95
This book charts the development of the social sciences?anthropology, human geography, and demography?in colonial and postcolonial Egypt, exploring the broader significance of knowledge production and its relationship to colonialist and nationalist ideologies. more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1984; US$ 7.39
The first book about the 1982 war in Lebanon, Operation Peace for Galilee is based on hundreds of interviews with the soldiers of both sides, the guerrillas who fought in it, and the civilians caught in the middle. Much of the detail is drawn from in-depth conversations with the major Israeli commanders who planned and fought the battles. The... more...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.46
Through a microhistory of a small province in Upper Egypt, this book investigates the history of five world empires that assumed hegemony in Qina province over the last five centuries. Imagined Empires charts modes of subaltern rebellion against the destructive policies of colonial intruders and collaborating local elites in the south of Egypt. ... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 19.95
In his classic book, T.E. Lawrence?forever known as Lawrence of Arabia?recounts his role in the origin of the modern Arab world. At first a shy Oxford scholar and archaeologist with a facility for languages, he joined and went on to lead the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Turks while the rest of the world was enmeshed in World War I. With its richly... more...